Step 2: Cut & Destroy. I cut these into shorts and then grabbed a seam ripper, pulling on all edges, undoing some stitching, and creating a couple holes.
Step 3: Unconvering the studs. I cut the end off the belt and pulled the top layer from the bottom layer of the belt. This was a very old belt, probably 6 or more years old, so the glue allowed it to pull apart very easily.
Step 6: Setting the studs. The most fun you'll have with a needle nose pliers! The studs just popped in and then I pressed their backs in.